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This Day in African History: 25 February

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1937, 25 February
Ras Desta Demtu, Haile Selassie's son-in-law, is executed by the Italian administration in Abyssinia.

1943, 25 February - World War II: North Africa
General Rommel's Afrika Corps are forced back through the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, only five days after they had broken through.

1961, 25 February
The United Arab Republic breaks of diplomatic relations with Belgium over the situation in the Congo.

1977, 25 February
240 US citizens in Uganda are held hostage by Field Marshal Idi Amin Dada.

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